The state legislature adjourned before taking action on Senate Bill 1597, which would require Illinois consumers to pay a 5 cent fee for every single-use paper or plastic bag, but similar proposals are being considered at the county and local levels.
State residents enrolled at Christian Life College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
Three colleges in Chicago spent more per graduate of all Illinois two-year schools during the 2016 academic year, according to the latest data compiled from U.S. Department of Education and Illinois State Comptroller tracking the performance and spending at 48 Illinois community colleges.
Eight counties in Southern Illinois are among 24 statewide that are violating the National Voter Registration Act, according to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which sent a letter to the Illinois State Board of Elections recently.
Renewing his commitment to keep an eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) recently accepted a six-year renewal of his post leading the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee.
Nationally, the unemployment rate for black Americans stands at 8.1 percent, which is higher than the national average of all Americans; but Illinois has the highest black unemployment rate in the entire country at 15 percent.